Now I'm getting the chance to read books I didn't have time for before. Think of me whenever you see the slogan "So many books, so little time!" Now I've got the time.  Cheers, Fred.

Science & Religion

Quarks, Chaos & Christianity: Questions to Science and Religion

Book Number: 
122
Date Fred Read: 
September 2005
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
John Polkinghorne
Total Pages: 
100
Publisher: 
The Crossroad Publishing Company; Rev Upd edition
Year: 
2006

John Polkinghorne, a Fellow of Queen’s College, Cambridge, an Anglican Priest, and a Fellow of the Royal Society, was knighted in 1997. Until 1979 he was Professor of Mathematical Physics at Cambridge. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

The Mind of God: The Scientific Basis for a Rational World

Image of The Mind of God: The Scientific Basis for a Rational World
Book Number: 
105
Date Fred Read: 
May 2005
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Paul Davies
Total Pages: 
232
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year: 
1993

In his quest for an ultimate explanation (for why the universe exists), Paul Davies reexamines the great questions that preoccupied humankind for millennia. In so doing he explores, among other topics, its origin and evolution, the nature of life, and consciousness. See book 104 for info about Davies. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

Get this Book

God and the New Physics

Image of God and the New Physics
Book Number: 
104
Date Fred Read: 
May 2005
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Paul Davies
Total Pages: 
229
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year: 
1984

Paul Davies has been a Theoretical Physicist at Cambridge, Newcastle, King’s College, and Adelaide, Australia. He writes for science magazines and contributes to science broadcasts. In 1995 he received a Templeton Prize for Science and Religion. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

Get this Book

Religion and Science: Historical and Contemporary Issues

Image of Religion And Science: Historical And Contemporary Issues
Book Number: 
77
Date Fred Read: 
June 2004
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Ian G. Barbour
Total Pages: 
332
Publisher: 
SCM Press; Revised edition
Year: 
1998

Ian G. Barbour is a Professor Emeritus of Physics and Religion at Carleton College, where he holds a Chair in Science, Technology and Society. He won the 1999 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion for his pioneering role in advancing the study of religion and science. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

Get this Book

Nature, Human Nature, and God (Theology and the Sciences Series)

Image of Nature, Human Nature, and God (Theology and the Sciences Series)
Book Number: 
64
Date Fred Read: 
February 2004
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Ian G. Barbour
Total Pages: 
140
Publisher: 
Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Year: 
2002

Ian G. Barbour was Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Physics and Religion at Carleton College. In 2004 Amazon.com had 17 entries for him: the top 3 were book 77, book 64, book 35. He won the 1999 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

Get this Book

When Science Meets Religion: Enemies, Strangers, or Partners?

Image of When Science Meets Religion: Enemies, Strangers, or Partners?
Book Number: 
35
Date Fred Read: 
June 2003
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Ian G. Barbour
Total Pages: 
180
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2000

Ian G. Barbour, professor emeritus of nuclear physics and religion at Carleton College, won the 1999 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion for his pioneering role in advancing the study of religion and science. In 2000 his top 3 books were book 77, book 64, and book 35. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

Get this Book

Genesis and the Big Bang: The Discovery Of Harmony Between Modern Science And The Bible

Image of Genesis and the Big Bang: The Discovery Of Harmony Between Modern Science And The Bible
Book Number: 
30
Date Fred Read: 
May 2003
Fred's Rating: 
3
Total Pages: 
170
Publisher: 
Bantum Books
Year: 
1991

This was Gerald L. Schroeder’s first book. It gives, qualitatively, the main ideas of books 22 and 23. But in these two more recent books he has quantified his cosmology and biology (by inputs from selected experts), to give you a lot more, with much of it in well-described detail.  Read more

Get this Book

Facets of Faith and Science, Historiography and Modes of Interaction, Vol.1

Book Number: 
7
Date Fred Read: 
November 2002
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
David Wilson
Total Pages: 
22
Publisher: 
University Press of America
Year: 
1996

Here David Wilson discusses the religious beliefs of the senior, highly respected, British scientists Oliver Lodge, J.H. Jeans and A.S. Eddington whose careers covered Victorian years and the earliest modern physics years. (See also book 6.)  Read more

Galileo's Religion versus the Church's Science

Book Number: 
6
Date Fred Read: 
November 2002
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
David Wilson
Total Pages: 
20
Publisher: 
Physics Perspectives 1
Year: 
1999

David Wilson is an historian of science at Iowa State University. He feels that to best discuss history of science and religion, avoid those two words, which “carry the emotional baggage of modern controversies.” (See also book 7.)  Read more

The Hidden Face of God: Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth

Image of The Hidden Face of God: Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth
Book Number: 
23
Date Fred Read: 
March 2003
Fred's Rating: 
4
Total Pages: 
187
Publisher: 
Free Press
Year: 
2002

As we journey through the newly discovered marvels of the cosmos, of life, and finally of the brain/mind interface, Gerald L. Schroeder asks only that you reexamine your opinions concerning the origins, evolution, and essence of this wonderful world. In book 22, physics was his focus, here it is biology. (See also his book 30.)  Read more

Get this Book

Syndicate content